Personal Relationships and the Normative Landscape
Hosted by the Centre for Aesthetic, Moral, and Political Philosophy, in collaboration with the Centre for the Philosophy of Sex, Love, and Relationships University of Leeds
This event is generously sponsored by The Mind Association
Conference Theme Personal relationships have long been a topic of interest within traditional moral theorising. In more recent years, however, philosophers have expanded their focus, investigating how personal relationships might bear upon other normative phenomena. There is, for instance, a burgeoning literature that investigates our epistemic duties to our loved ones. Another recent development examines how personal relationships fit into theories of well-being. There has also been a revival of interest in the question as to how personal relationships contribute to the development of agency and the construction of personal identity.
The primary aim of this conference is to capitalise upon the momentum of this emerging research programme. The papers presented will establish illuminating connections between personal relationships and our understanding of the wider normative landscape.
Conference Location SR (G.05), Charles Thrackah Building, 90 Clarendon Rd, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9LB Conference Schedule 10am to 10:20am: Welcome, coffee and snacks provided. 10:20am to 11:40am: Cathy Mason, Friendship and Moving on from Wrongdoing, commentary by Luke Brunning. 11:40am to 12pm: Comfort Break. 12pm to 1:20pm: Paloma Morales, What Do Bedtime Stories Have to Do With It? Social Norms and Family Relationships, commentary by Natasha McKeever. 1:20pm to 2:50pm: Lunch Break, lunch packs provided. 2:50pm to 4:10pm: Mark Schroeder, Tipping Points: Abuse and Transformative Discovery, commentary by Gerald Lang. 4:10pm to 4:30pm: Coffee Break, coffee and Snacks provided 4:30pm to 5:50pm: Justin Snedegar, Critical Partiality, commentary by Joseph Bowen. 6:10pm-7:20m: Drinks. 7:30pm: Dinner. Accessibility The Conference will make every effort to adhere to the BPA/SWiP Good Practice Scheme and the BPA/SWiP Guidelines for Accessible Conferences.
The room for the conference, lunch, and the dinner venue, are all accessible to wheelchair users.
There will be a short break between each session and the Q&A.
We are happy for personal assistants to attend.
The venues will all have available seating.
We generally expect attendees to travel between venues by foot, but there is nearby parking to all venues, and taxis can be arranged.
We aim to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please state such any needs when you register.
We will ask all speakers to aim to make their presentations accessible.